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Brian L. Rooney, Suspect in Michelle Gardner-Quinn Murder Tried on an Unrelated Sex Charge

How often do we hear about a murder or rape suspect being held on an unrelated charge when being investigated for another crime? In Brian Rooney’s case he is being tried for an unrelated sex crime. Brian Rooney was charged in the murder of UVM student Michelle Gardner Quinn. However, first he must face sexual assault charges against a former girl friend.

Still, the sex-assault case won’t be ready for trial until late 2007, Gretkowski told Judge Michael Kupersmith during a 20-minute hearing in Vermont District Court in Burlington.

Rooney, 36, of Richmond pleaded not guilty Oct. 19 to one count of repeatedly sexually assaulting a former girlfriend between 2002 and 2005, and another count of inciting a felony on an accusation he tried to hire someone to kill the woman after their relationship ended.

A gag order Kupersmith issued in the Gardner-Quinn case bars participants from making public comments about the proceedings outside the courtroom. (Burlington Free Press)

February 17th, 2007 at 11:22pm Posted by | abduction, Brian Rooney, Crime/Murder, kidnapped, Michelle Gardner-Quinn, sex offender, sexual assault | no comments

Cody Plotner, 16, Missing Since February 5, 2007 in Damascus, OR (Update: Found Deceased)

16 year old Cody Plotner of Damascus, OR has been missing since February 5, 2007. He has not been seen or heard from since he left for work at the Pub 212.

Kelli Reedy said she hasn’t seen her son Cody Plotner since he left their house to walk to work at Pub 212 on Feb. 5. She said he never got there and hasn’t picked up his paycheck.

“The fact that he’s left his check is what’s really got me scared. He was looking forward to payday and had plans for that,” said Reedy. (KPTV)

Cody Plotner

Description: Cody Plotner

  • 6 feet 2 inches tall
  • 145 pounds
  • He was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt, a brown baseball cap with a white insignia and blue jeans.

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The family has a web site for Cody Plotner …

UPDATE I: From the family website, Cody was found deceased. A sad and unfortunate ending. Our prayers go out to Cody’s family and friends. May he rest in peace.

Cody’s body was found near his home by two people on horseback late Saturday, February 17th. One of the people who initially found Cody is a classmate of his.

February 17th, 2007 at 03:43pm Posted by | Found Deceased, Missing, Missing Teen | no comments

12-year-old Carina Luviano Missing from Wimauma, FL

12 year old Carina Luviano is missing and considered endangered according to authorities. She is missing from Wimauma and last seen in the Pensacola, FL area.



  • She is described as white/Hispanic
  • five feet tall
  • 95 pounds
  • black hair
  • brown eyes
  • She was last seen wearing a red jacket, and has a scar between her eyes

Carina Luviano

Carina Luviano is believed to have gone voluntarily with 22 year old Jose Zapata; however, due to her age she is considered to be in danger.

  • she may be with 22-year-old Jose Zapata in a tan or brown four-door Toyota Camry
  • Zapata is described, six feet tall, 170 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
  • Detectives say he is known to Luviano’s family, and that Luviano went with him voluntarily.
  • They say she is endangered because of her age, and that the two were last seen in the Pensacola area.

If anyone has any information on her whereabouts please call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 813-247-8200, or 911.

February 17th, 2007 at 02:05pm Posted by | Missing, Missing Children | no comments

Attorney Philip Russell, 48, Charged with Obstructing Justice & Destroying Evidence in Robert F. Tate Child Porn Case

A prominent 48 year old attorney Philip Russell has been charged with obstructing Legal-servicesjustice and destroying evidence in the Robert F. Tate/Christ Church of Greenwich, CT child porn scandal.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP)  A prominent defense attorney was accused of destroying a computer containing child pornography that belonged to his client, a former church music director, according to an indictment unsealed Friday.

Philip Russell has pleaded not guilty to the charges; however, the indictments reads as follows. Russell faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 on each count.

The indictment says Russell destroyed a laptop computer Oct. 9 containing child pornography that was owned by Robert F. Tate, the former music director at Christ Church in Greenwich, where the former President George H.W. Bush once worshipped.Tate pleaded guilty in January to possessing child pornography.

A church employee discovered images of naked boys on Oct. 7 while using Tate’s computer, according to the indictment. A day later, church officials sealed and wrapped Tate’s laptop, treating it as evidence, authorities said.

Russell took Tate’s computer and, after learning it contained images of naked boys, “altered, destroyed, mutilated and concealed it by taking it apart,” according to the indictment.

Lawyer indicted in child porn case: Feds charge Russell took church computer, destroyed evidence

Church officials sealed and wrapped Tate’s laptop, treating it as evidence, according to the indictment. But on Oct. 9, Russell took the computer, the indictment alleges.

Also on Oct. 9 church officials and Russell allowed Tate to pack a bag, in which he put some of the child pornography and discarded the bag, according to the indictment.

Tate resigned and Russell and church officials arranged for him to travel to California, where he was ultimately arrested, according to the indictment.

“The exploitation of children is a serious offense that this office will fully prosecute,” said U.S. Attorney Kevin O’Connor. “Those who possess child pornography or hinder the prosecution of those who do by destroying evidence and impeding investigations will be prosecuted, particularly when the obstructionists are attorneys and officers of the court.” (Greenwich Times)

February 17th, 2007 at 12:59pm Posted by | arrested, child welfare, Exploited, sex offender | no comments

Ronald Evan Mays Convicted of Molesting 8 year old Girl on Southwest Airlines Flight

46 year old Ronald Evan Mays was found guilty of sexually molesting and sexually touching an 8 year old girl who was sitting next to him. The abuse took place aboard a South West flight from Tampa, FL to Nashville, TN.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A businessman was convicted Friday in federal court of sexually touching an 8-year-old girl who was sitting next to him on an airplane.

Ronald Evan Mays, 46, was found guilty of abusive sexual contact with a child, assault and obstruction of justice. He faces up to 25 years in prison.

May’s attorney tried to claim that it was another man that was sitting in an unassigned seat that committed the abuse; however, both the 8 year old girl and separate passenger picked Mays out of a line up.

Prosecutors said Mays also used a software program to destroy files on his computer after the government had requested it. Some files were recovered and show scenes of child pornography, prosecutors said.

February 17th, 2007 at 12:41pm Posted by | abused, child welfare, Exploited, molestation, sex offender | one comment